Historically, Extramadura has always been one of the least populated and remote regions of Spain and the Iberian Peninsula as a whole. Today the population is a little over one million inhabitants, less than 3% of the Country's total, but has been in decline since the latter decades of the C20th. as people have moved to … Continue reading Plasencia, Extramadura
Just a quick visual post today. The last few days here at Playa de los Lances have been unsettled with showery weather which seems to have culminated last night with strong gusty winds and heavy rain squalls and even a brief, but heavy, hail-storm this morning to the accompaniment of some thunder and lightning. Back … Continue reading Making Waves
Every cloud has a silver lining!
Sometimes you just have to spend some time in a new place, chill out and just let it's moods and character emerge. That's just what I've been doing this month here on the 'Strip' at Playa de los Lances, Tarifa. During the winter months vans camping overnight are tolerated, however in the summer months no … Continue reading ‘On The Strip’: Playa De Los Lances, Tarifa
Ronda sits atop it's rocky eyrie overlooking the Serrania de Ronda and Sierra de las Nieves. Bathed in the warm, golden hues of the setting sun, or the cool blueish hues of the rising sun; either way in stark contrast to the soft, verdant greens of the Rhondda Valleys of South Wales. The city today … Continue reading You’ve Been To Rhondda: Now Go To Ronda!
After a day exploring the old town of Malaga, it was time to head back out into the countryside and the little country roads. Heading away from the coast across the valley floor of the hinterland behind Malaga, the road passes through extensive citrus orchards before starting to climb up into the enclosing hills. The … Continue reading Malaga To Ronda Via El Burgo
Hmm. Yes. Well. It's a city and I'm never comfortable in cities: mostly about selling you something and full of people, all living too close to each other. At least that's how they feel to me, but it seems to suit the majority of humanity, so each to their own I guess. I cycled into … Continue reading Malaga Old Town